Champions League 2018-19: 4 reasons why Juventus lost to Atletico Madrid 

Elvis Ume O

#3 Atletico's defensive resistance

Gimenez and Godin successfully shackled Ronaldo
Gimenez and Godin successfully shackled Ronaldo

Atleti have made a name for themselves as having one of the most compact defenses in all of Europe, as all their successes in recent years have been built on having an almost impenetrable backline.

This season, they have continued to impress defensively and currently have one of the tightest backlines in Europe this term.

Against Juventus, they brought their defensive A-game to the fore, successfully thwarting the few chances their visitors managed to carve out, with Diego Godin and crime partner Jose Maria Gimenez putting their bodies on the line and leaving it all on the field.

They successfully shackled Ronaldo and Manzukic in the Juve attack, making sure they did not get a sniff of Oblak's goal and in a remarkable twist of events, the center-backs got the two goals of the match which was a just reward for their sublime performances over the course of the 90 minutes.

Edited by Hassan Shafiq
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